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School Liason Services

  • Promotes communication and collaboration between school, military organizations, community services, students and parents.

  • Provides information on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, school enrollment, school advisory councils and local educational options.

  • Advises Installation Commander on matters relating to schools and military child education

  • Assists to resolve issues when they cannot be resolved through proper chain of command

  • Provides transition assistance and information for families moving to the Spangdahlem area.

  • Provides outbound referral information about schools and SLO contacts for your gaining installation.

    One of the strengths of the School Liaison program is connections. ALL School Liaison Offices work together to provide consistent support for families and students throughout the world. No matter where your military service takes you next, we’ll be there to help your family make a positive school transition.

 

Schools

There are 3 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools at Spangdahlem.

 

Here is a link to the available schools at Spangdahlem:

https://www.dodea.edu/Europe/west/

*Please note that our schools are listed under the Spangdahlem Community Schools Tab

DODEA School Enrollment

The Following documents are required to enroll students in DoDEA:

  • Sponsor’s orders

  • Immunization Record

  • Previous school records (sealed)/address

  • Birth Certificate/Passport (Kindergarten & 1st grade)

Registration forms for DoDEA schools can be completed on-site at the school you will be registering your child at.

  • four years old by September 1 to attend pre-kindergarten or Sure Start.
  • five years old by September 1 to enroll in kindergarten.
  • six years old by September 1 to attend first grade.

* To complete the registration process, the forms must be taken to the school registrar along with the documentation listed above

Alternative School Options

There are preschool, home school, and German school options in the Spangdahlem area. 

 If your family is interested in any of these alternative options, please contact your School Liaison Office for additional information. 

How to get involved

There are many opportunities to get involved at Spangdahlem. See below for just a few of the opportunities available:

  • The School Liaison Office sends out volunteer opportunities through the A&FRC.  Go to their offices to be on their volunteer distribution list and receive opportunities to volunteer in the schools.

  • If civilians are interested, please contact the School Liaison Office, or the specific school you are interested in volunteering at.

  • The schools are always taking applications for substitute teachers.  All you need is your resume, passport, and your sponsor’s orders.  Bring the listed documentation to any of the schools you would like to apply to.  (You must have a high school diploma.)

  • Some jobs in the schools such as an Educational Aid or a Library Technician are posted at USAjobs.gov.  Search: Spangdahlem for listings in the schools.

  • Civilians interested in becoming a teacher may apply at DoDEA.edu

  • The School Advisory Committees (SAC) make recommendations and advises the principal on school policy, instructional programs, resource allocation, and student services. The SAC is an important venue for parent input regarding school matters.

  • School Advisory Board (SAB) serves as the advisory group to the DODEA District Superintendent and Installation Commander on issues concerning our schools and our children, such as school meals, transportation, safety & security, medical services, and installation policies related to dependent education.

    Please note: You do not have to be a member of the SAC or SAB to participate in either meeting. Attendance is highly encouraged regardless of membership. Contact your child’s school or the SLO for more information on upcoming meeting dates.

Contact Information

Contact information for the Spangdahlem School Liaison Office (SLO):

 

Spangdahlem Air Base

Building 151, room 206

(Same building as Civilian Personnel Offices)

 

DSN:  314-452-6942

CIV:  +49-6565-61-6942

From USA:  011-49-6565-61-6942

Email:  52msg.dodds@us.af.mil


Transportation

Eifel School Bus Office

Spangdahlem Elem. School

Bldg 433, Rm B

Spangdahlem, Germany

eifel.sbo@eu.dodea.edu

 

DSN:  452-5340

CIV:  +49-6565-61-5340

Bright Eyes Program

The Spangdahlem Spouses Association provides a free pair of glasses to the children of active-duty families qualifying for the free lunch program.  Please ask your School Liaison for more information.

Free/Reduced Lunch

 AAFES is responsible for managing the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  Program eligibility is based on total household size and income.  (BAH and COLA are NOT included as family income.)

Apply online at:

https://freeandreducedapps.aafes.com/
(You will need an AAFES lunch account prior to applying.  Sign up for one at the BX customer service desk)